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Azin Zolfaghari Wins 2022 Sovereign Asian Art Prize Ocula News Azin Zolfaghari Wins 2022 Sovereign Asian Art Prize Hong Kong, 26 May 2022

Azin Zolfaghari beat 29 other shortlisted artists for the coveted US $30,000 prize, which has catapulted forward the careers of previous winners such as Map Office and Adrian Wong.

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Art Basel Hong Kong Artist Highlights: Historical Positions Ocula Insight Art Basel Hong Kong Artist Highlights: Historical Positions By Stephanie Bailey, Hong Kong

Ocula Magazine was on the ground to highlight some of the historical artists being illuminated at Art Basel Hong Kong in 2022.

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Art Basel Hong Kong Artist Highlights: Contemporary Focus Ocula Insight Art Basel Hong Kong Artist Highlights: Contemporary Focus By Stephanie Bailey, Hong Kong

Ocula Magazine was on-site to highlight some of the emerging and mid-career artists to watch at Art Basel Hong Kong 2022.

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New Maxwell Hanrahan Foundation Award Spotlights American Craft Ocula News New Maxwell Hanrahan Foundation Award Spotlights American Craft San Francisco, 26 May 2022

The five inaugural recipients of the Awards in Craft each received $100,000 to propel their practice forward.

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Adrian Ganea's Phantasmagoric Universe Ocula Insight Adrian Ganea's Phantasmagoric Universe By Noushin Afzali, Berlin

Adrian Ganea's phantasmagoric universe paints a stark portrait of environmental decay.

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ruangrupa: a sustainable model for documenta fifteen, and after Ocula Conversation ruangrupa: a sustainable model for documenta fifteen, and after By Mi You, Düsseldorf

documenta fifteen's artistic direction reflects on this year's focus on building sustainable art ecosystems.

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Ruth Asawa: Citizen of the Universe Ocula Feature Ruth Asawa: Citizen of the Universe By Lauren Dyer Amazeen, Oxford

Japanese-American artist Ruth Asawa surmounted overwhelming racial, gender, and class prejudices in her lifetime.

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Taipei Dangdai’s Results Bode Well for Art Basel Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific Market Ocula News Taipei Dangdai’s Results Bode Well for Art Basel Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific Market Taipei, 24 May 2022

Over the weekend booths sold out and absentees expressed enthusiasm to return next year.

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Sydney Contemporary In-Person Fair Makes Long-Awaited Return Ocula News Sydney Contemporary In-Person Fair Makes Long-Awaited Return Sydney, 23 May 2022

The physical fair will come back to Carriageworks in Sydney, from 8 to 11 September.

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New York Auctions Spring 2022: Records Fall at Phillips, Christie’s and Sotheby’s Ocula News New York Auctions Spring 2022: Records Fall at Phillips, Christie’s and Sotheby’s New York, 20 May 2022

Phillips held their most successful auction ever, Christie's made over $1.4 billion in one week of sales, and Sotheby's set a new record for a single-owner collection.

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Frieze New York 2022: In Photos Ocula Photolog Frieze New York 2022: In Photos

Held at the Shed in Manhattan's Hudson Yards, this year marks Frieze New York's tenth anniversary, with around 65 dealers returning to the city this week. Take a look at Ocula's highlights from the ground.

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Frieze New York 2022: Six Superb Booths Ocula News Frieze New York 2022: Six Superb Booths New York, 18 May 2022

Frieze New York opened to VIPs on Wednesday. We asked Sadie Coles HQ, Perrotin, Mendes Wood DM, Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel, Andrew Kreps Gallery, and Capsule Shanghai to share what they're showing and why.

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Lynda Benglis: Sculpture on Its Own Terms Ocula Feature Lynda Benglis: Sculpture on Its Own Terms By Stephanie Bailey, Dallas, São Paulo

Lynda Benglis' work knows no contextual limitation; be it with painting, sculpture, or her own likeliness.

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Taipei Dangdai 2022: Exhibtions to See Ocula Feature Taipei Dangdai 2022: Exhibtions to See By Elaine YJ Zheng, Taipei

Ocula Magazine selects the exhibitions to see before and during Taipei Dangdai.

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Hong Kong Art Week 2022: Exhibitions to See Ocula Feature Hong Kong Art Week 2022: Exhibitions to See By Elaine YJ Zheng, Hong Kong

With Art Basel and Art Central returning to Hong Kong this May, Ocula Magazine selects the exhibitions to see.

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Neo-Geo Icon Ashley Bickerton Joins Gagosian Ocula News Neo-Geo Icon Ashley Bickerton Joins Gagosian New York, 18 May 2022

Other artists joining new galleries this month include Anna Weyant, Philip Colbert, Lauren Quin, Ouattara Watts, Fiona Rae, and James Siena.

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'emo gym' Exercises Vulnerability in Hong Kong Ocula Insight 'emo gym' Exercises Vulnerability in Hong Kong By Sarah Wei, Hong Kong

Stretching the muscles of the heart, emo gym at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong contends with vulnerability.

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Rashid Johnson: Creating Agency Through Collision Ocula Conversation Rashid Johnson: Creating Agency Through Collision By Michael Rooks, Atlanta

Rashid Johnson speaks with curator Michael Rooks about the personal and collective aspects that motivate his practice.

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